Today I want to take a second to wish everyone reading this a Merry Christmas.
Christmas is a special time of year, where I especially take more time to be with family and enjoy a slightly slower season.
This the season for giving thanks to our creator for the miracle of his son Jesusâ€™s birth.
Sometimes we get so caught up in giving and receiving presents, food, and of course work that we forget to pause and give God thanks for all the blessings he has given us.
You see a little over two thousand years ago the Virgin Mary conceived a son from the holy spirit.Â Her husband-to-be was going to divorce her quietly until one day an angel of the Lord came to him and told him that the son to be born was from God and he was to name him Jesus.
Jesus came into the world to bring peace and gather his â€œfather flocksâ€.Â He came with a mission and purpose.
When was the last time that you found your mission or purpose?Â Do you know what they are?Â Have they ever changed?
Personally, my mission is to be a loyal servant to God, a great father, a loving husband, and a trustworthy person in business and personal life.Â But before I was married being a loving husband wasnâ€™t part of my mission.Â Likewise being, a great father didnâ€™t really have much of a rating either.
Donâ€™t worry if your mission changes.Â All of our missions change as we move into different seasons of life.
Today I really want to encourage everyone to slow down and look around you.Â Enjoy the season of life that you are currently in.Â Give thanks to God for not only creating you but also for giving you the blessing that you have received.
Take a little more time and look to see how you could improve the lives of those around you.Â Maybe itâ€™s by volunteering, or giving a helping hand, or stopping to help change a flat tire on the side of the road.Â When you feel moved, get up and go for it.
From my family to yours.
May God Bless your life and everything and everyone in it.